Our house is only 5 minutes away from the zoo. The kids have waited patiently to go. The other day we took Josh to work and kept the car so we could go. It isn't a very big zoo and definitely isn't fancy like US zoos. But, the kids loved how close to the animals you could get. It was very hot and steamy but the kids were so happy to go. I think we will be going quite a bit- especially since it is only 700 yen for all of us to go!